Rust Organic Cotton Twill Holly/B5504 Pattern Hack Capri’s

Rust Organic Cotton Twill Holly/B5504 Pattern Hack Capri's

I love sewing pants!  They are by far my favorite projects to work on. These Capri’s are a pattern hack of By Hand London’s Holly Pants and Connie Crawford B5504 (two of my fav pant patterns!) in an awesome Rust Organic Cotton Twill from Mood.  I tend to prefer very simple/clean lines in solids when I make pants so they never look as exciting as a patterned dress but the sewing is really satisfying. For these rust colored Capri’s I combined the seaming, pockets and length of Connie Crawford’s B5504 Butterick Pattern and the waist shaping, darts, side zipper and waistband of By Hand London’s Holly.  You can see my […]

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Mommy and Me Colfax Dresses

Mommy and Me True Bias Colfax Dresses', Sew Pomona

One of my goals this summer was to make my daughter Amelie and I matching dresses while she still enjoys dressing up with me.  I found a winner in the Colfax dress by True Bias.  Perfect easy and beach ready summer dress. I bought both patterns (PDF’s) earlier this spring knowing I probably wouldn’t get to them for a while, since we were moving.  I had them all printed and cut out.  Ready to go for whenever I got the chance to sew. My fabric search took a bit longer.  I wanted something cute enough for Ami but not too childish.  Plus I wanted it in a color palette we could both agree […]

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Kids Clothes Week! Back to School 2016

Kids Clothes Week!  Back to School 2016

I’m back today sharing some of the back to school gear I made for Nigel for Kids Clothes Week.  Knowing I was going to be really busy this week  I did all my prep + sewing over the last two weeks.   Can you believe school starts here in less then 2 weeks?!?  I’ve been crazy busy getting ready.  Nigel now has a ton of raglan t-shirts and shorts  to choose from plus a new-and very awesome– backpack! Nigel asked me months ago to make him a new bigger backpack for 2nd grade.  I had altered his kindergarten backpack last year to enlarge it but it was still a bit too small. My […]

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Kids Clothes Week! Summer 2016

Kids Clothes Week! Summer 2016 , Sew Pomona

School starts in two more weeks so KCW-that’s kids clothes week– is timed perfectly for me this summer! I don’t sew for the kiddos that regularly so it’s always nice to focus for just a week each season. The goal is to spend an hour a day sewing for our kids. Sometimes that’s more challenging then it seems! This season I started early. I wanted to make sure everything was finished on time. So I prepped all my sewing two weeks ago and did the actual sewing last week. Sewing and documenting everything in just one week is what always […]

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Purple Sophie Tankini Swimsuit

Purple Sophie Tankini Swimsuit, Sew Pomona

Another summer day, another Sophie Swimsuit!  This is actually suit #3, this time as a tankini.  Check out my Paisley Sophie Bikini too.  My first tester suit (a one piece) was in this same fabric but the fit was off. After the pattern was fixed and finalized I went back and made it up again. This go around the fit is fabulous! My mom took this photo when she and my dad and my niece and nephew were in town visiting us. We had a blast while they were in town.  Beach with the kids, lots of great restaurants (the kids can’t wait to go back to Beach […]

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Coral Linen Skirt Refashion

Coral Linen Skirt Refashion

You may remember this Coral Linen Vintage Dress I made back in April.  It’s Vintage Vogue V9105, a 1954 Original.   It’s really very lovely but  I NEVER wore it.  I always felt like I was wearing costume.  Time for a change.  Summer is always the perfect time for me to work on refashions. Before: After:   My solution- hack it up into a wrap skirt.  I cut it off just above the natural waist first.  The original skirt was crazy full so I just cut out all the main side seams, removed the waist stay, buttons and side pockets and then reassembled the now less full skirt.  I also serged […]

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